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  1. musmar.firas

    Oils suitable for swirls and designs

    Thanks for the reply. i was not happy of the pinky one when pouring it since it start to thicken fast, the result was acceptable. this is the results
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    Oils suitable for swirls and designs

    Hello what I understand is that hard oils are (like coco butters, Shea butters, Palm and coconut) trace faster which make it more difficult to make CP soap with swirls and designs. can you please guide us if I want make soap with swirls and designs that doesn't have additives and FO: - what...
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    Sugar to soap

    Hi I heard that Sugar can help with bubbles in soap. how much sugar I should add to Oils ? when I should add it? does it work with hot process ?
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    Apple Cider Vinegar for Shampoo bars

    Hi, I heard that APPLE CIDER VINEGAR can be used to make Shampoo bars by replacing the water with VINEGAR to dissolve the NaOH. but i am confused how it will work as VINEGAR is Acid substance and NaOH is alkaline !! so mixing the NaOH with VINEGAR will remove the alkaline which is necessary to...
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    wrong lye calcuation

    Unfortunately it did not work well. I put it in oven with same silicone mold for about 45 minutes but it melted more. I poured it to another mold and covered it and will leave for a week then check it
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    wrong lye calcuation

    I have made charcoal and honey soap, the ingredients were as follows: Coconut Oil, 76 deg 200 Olive Oil 202 Palm Oil 200 Shea Butter 150 Castor Oil 50 everything was going great and i made the oil measures correctly as per above. by mistake, i deleted the palm oil from the...
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    Soap curing

    I read in this thread and other threads that while curing the soap: you shouldnt put it on Metal and room shouldnt be hot. Why for both? what is the suitable temperature we are talking about? the room I am curing the soap can reach to 104 or even more.
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    Soap without palm oil

    great advice .. thanks dearly.
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    Essential and Fragrance oils effect on soap

    confirmed .. the essential oil is the reason. I tried a batch with and a batch without. the batch with got crumbled and riced as mentioned before. I usually add the flagrance oil after reached the light trace, i will try next time to mix it with the oils and see if that works., Another...
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    Beginner question - calculator importance

    Since I live in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, the choices are limited. as I mentioned before, the vegetable shortening available has the below ingredients. if I am going to include it in SoapCalc.net., under which "Oils, Fats and Waxes" I should include it?
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    Essential and Fragrance oils effect on soap

    thanks . i will give it a try. i will divide the batch in 2 and use one without fragrance and the other with fragrance.
  12. musmar.firas

    Soap without palm oil

    I totally agree. but my point as "new soapers", we need a startup recipes to work with. or at least basic ingredients. when I was introduced to SoapCalc.net, I thought of using the INC and Iodine as a benchmark for the recipe. now again i am back to block one and need to look again for new way...
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    Beginner question - calculator importance

    I have access to oils and vegetable shortening only but I dont find the vegetable shortening in soapcalc.net list so i can calculate the lye. the screen shot below is from the shortening container.
  14. musmar.firas

    Essential and Fragrance oils effect on soap

    Thanks for your quick responses .. the recipe i was doing as attached .. I am doing CP Soaps and added charcoal to give it black color and use the soap for body. the fragrance is Japaneses cherry blossom.
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    Essential and Fragrance oils effect on soap

    I am doing cold process soap. Every time I am adding the fragrance/essential oil to soap i am getting the same problem where the mixture start to crumble and oil start to come on the surface after pouring. Any ideas ?
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